State Police make arrest in slashing at Hudson Valley nightclub

On Saturday morning, September 21, at approximately 3:20 a.m. New York State Police and the Town of Wallkill Police Department responded to VYBZE, a nightclub located 360 Route 211 West in the town of Wallkill for a report of an assault. 

Responding patrols located a male subject with a large laceration to the right side of his head. An investigation undertaken by State Police led to the arrest of a male subject who was located hiding in the woods off Carpenter Ave.

Barry Cooper, 26, of Middletown, was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies. He was arraigned in the Town of Wallkill Court and remanded to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. 


VYBZE is the site of the former JD’s Sports Lounge where State Police investigated a shooting in April of 2018.